Court critical about information on procurement of JSF and transition to JSF

In its letter to the Dutch House of Representatives on 10 February, the Netherlands Court of Audit makes a number of critical comments about the information supplied to the House by the Minister of Defence in her letter on stage D (procurement preparations) of the project for replacing the F-16 fighter aircraft.

Among the points raised by the Court of Audit are the financial aspects and how the cost of procuring the US JSF fighter aircraft can be absorbed in the Ministry of Defence budget. The Court also highlights a number of other issues, including peacetime losses, the effect of the JSF on the Ministry’s operational readiness, and the way in which the Ministry is planning to manage the accounts for the project.

The letter is only in Dutch available.